Nedra Playford, the Director and occupational therapist, has extensive experience in the following areas: Assistive Technology (e.g Wheelchairs, scooters, adjustable beds, lifters, recliners); Functional Assessment; Manual Handling assessment and protocols and Sensory Processing assessment. Sunrise OT provides services to people who are NDIS self-managed, plan-managed or who are paying privately. Registered with Medicare.
Capital Health Network (CHN), through the ACT PHN Program, operate a stepped-care approach to mental health services to the ACT while working in partnership with the mental health services sector.
Their service include:
- Stepped care – Next Step
- Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Suicide prevention
- Child and youth specific services
- Services for people with severe and complex needs
- Services for underserviced groups
- Psychosocial supports
Please visit the website for more information and contact information for each service.
S.H.O.U.T. (Self-Help Organisations United Together) provides a first point of contact for people looking for self-help/support groups for a disability or health condition. They offer resources, information and referral centre for both self-help organisations and the public.
Please visit the website or contact S.H.O.U.T. on (02) 6290 1984 and admin [at] shout.org.au for more information.
Volunteering and Contact ACT (VCA) provide accessible, comprehensive and up to date information and referral services to individuals, organisations and Government. VCA can assist people in finding the services and programs they need, including information about housing, child or aged care and disability services.
Please visit the website or contact VCA on (02) 6251 4060 and info [at] vc-act.org.au for more information.
Vision Australia work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life. Their services include:
- Expert advice and support to navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme and My Aged Care
- Home safety and skills for independent living
- Falls prevention
- Technology for communication and mobility
- Computer training
- Peer support
- Social clubs
- Children’s services to assist in education and development
Please visit the website or contact Vision Australia on 1300 84 74 66 and info [at] visionaustralia.org for more information.
Open Arms provides free and confidential counselling to anyone who has served at least one day in the ADF, and the veteran community. Their support services are available to current serving personnel, personnel transitioning to civilian life, ex-serving members and peacekeepers, families and children of those who have served, partners of those who have served and ex-partners.
Please visit the website or contact Open Arms on 1800 011 046 and openarmscommunications [at] dva.gov.au for more information.
Shirley Ferguson is a child and family psychologist specialising in autism, language and communication development, and social development and interaction.
Please contact Shirley Ferguson on 0427 837 687 and sferguson [at] autism-psych.com.au for more information.
Palliative Care ACT offers a range of services in and around ACT, including in hospitals, residential care facilities or in the homes or preferred environments of individuals.
Their services include:
- A life story program
- A bereavement program
- A directory of all palliative care service in ACT
- Education about palliative care for professional and community members
Please visit the website or contact Palliative Care ACT on (02) 6255 5771 and office [at] pallcareact.org.au for more information.
Open Arts Creative Therapies is the mobile practice of registered art therapist Su Hanfling. She works in partnership with individuals, families and groups in ACT and Southern NSW, and online from anywhere in Australia.
Please contact Open Arts Creative Therapies on 0434 606 944 and suhanfling [at] oact.com.au for more information.
Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT) are a recovery driven organisation which embraces lived experience to provide mental health education awareness programs in schools and the community to address stigma, increase knowledge and promote help seeking.
Their programs include:
- Trauma Awareness (Adult)
- Mental Health 101 (Youth and Adult)
- Stress Better (Youth and Adult)
- No Labels (Youth)
- Any Body’s Cool (Youth)
- Mind Pilots
- PTSD Awareness (Adult)
- DoNOHarm (Adult)
Please visit the website or contact MIEACT on (02) 6257 1195 and admin [at] mieact.org.au for more information.